Did you know that every page you look at on the Internet is stored on your computer? And that one page could add hundreds of files to your hard drive?
Each file on your computer needs to be indexed so that it can be retrieved later and as that index grows the longer your computer takes to find the file(s) it needs. Deleting temporary Internet files can help, as can running 'Disk clean-up' but, to date, we haven't found a single product that will do the job as anywhere near as effectively as removing these files manually.
Now we could tell you where these files are stored and how to get rid of them, but they vary according to the setup of your computer and one simple mistake could result in serious loss of needed data or completely ruin your windows installation.
This is just one area of your computer that needs regular cleaning, there are many others, but you would give up the will to live if I went into detail about them all.
Our advice is to think of your computer like you would a car and, about once a year bring your machine to us and we will give it a computer equivalent of an MOT, Service and Valet. We advise to allow 2 clear, working, days but computers running on SSDs without major issues may be much quicker. The typical cost is £70. Including VAT which is now cheaper than the advertised cost to renew most antivirus programs alone.
Once again, like a car, if it has been a number of years since this kind of work has been done to your computer there may be more to do (costing a little more and taking a little longer) and, if your computer is in constant use, like a taxi, may be needed more frequently.
The best time to have this work done is when your anti-virus program is up for renewal especially as we will then give you a 12 month subscription to Norton Internet security completely free of charge and you can put it on two further devices.
What a Service Includes
- Check and removal of Dust - a major killer of computers.
- Testing of all major components.
- Removal of junk programs.
- Virus and malicious program removal.
- Updating Windows.
- Updating other programs as needed.
- Start-up optimisation.
- Fitting of any upgrades.
- Advice on getting the best from your computer.
- 12 month subscription to Norton 360 With Game Optimiser.
- Removal of nuisance toolbars and search providers.
- A set of tools to help you need to see us less.
- Clearing browsers of unhelpful or mallicous extensions.
- Resetting search providers and/or home pages.
Other tasks as necessary to keep your computer in optimum condition.
Free upgrade to Windows 10 still available
Providing you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 we can upgrade you to the latest version of Windows 10 without the need to buy a new Windows license. If you would like use to do this as part of a service we only charge £25 for the extra work involved which is half the normal rate of £50. Hardware upgrades are frequently advised to help older computers cope with the newer software and we can advise on this before commencement.
Please note Windows 8.0 cannot be upgraded and must be cleanly reinstalled which will incur additional cost.